Ear to the Ground

Ear to the Ground

Malvina Reynolds SFW40124

Malvina Reynolds, the well-known songwriter and activist for social justice and the environment, performs some of her most famous songs in this compilation of studio and live recordings from the 1960s and 1970s. Reflecting the cultural and political turmoil of the day, her powerful, sometimes somber, sometimes lighthearted songs address issues still pertinent today: environmental deterioration, women's rights, workers' rights, social justice, and the homogenization of culture. Extensive notes written by musician friend Rosalie Sorrels. Instrumentation ranges from acoustic guitar to richly orchestrated pieces with bass, drums, piano, harmonica, organ, cello, violin, steel guitar, and harp. 62 minutes. 32-page booklet.

Year Released 2000
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2000 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Struggle & Protest
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folksong revival; Topical songs

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101 It Isn't Nice Malvina Reynolds 2:23
102 On the Rim of the World Malvina Reynolds 3:25
103 What Have They Done to the Rain? Malvina Reynolds 2:18
104 Look on the Sunnyside Malvina Reynolds 2:49
105 The World's Gone Beautiful Malvina Reynolds 2:55
106 Little Boxes Intro Malvina Reynolds 0:54
107 Little Boxes Malvina Reynolds 2:11
108 Little Red Hen Malvina Reynolds 2:12
109 Dialectic Malvina Reynolds 1:36
110 Bury Me in My Overalls Malvina Reynolds 2:53
111 There's a Bottom Below Malvina Reynolds 3:05
112 The Little Mouse Malvina Reynolds 3:18
113 Rosie Jane Malvina Reynolds 3:13
114 The Money Crop Malvina Reynolds 1:31
115 Magic Penny Malvina Reynolds 2:01
116 The Albatross Malvina Reynolds 3:46
117 Skagit Valley Forever Malvina Reynolds 3:30
118 The Judge Said (Intro) Malvina Reynolds 0:53
119 The Judge Said Malvina Reynolds 2:46
120 Mario's Duck Malvina Reynolds 5:47
121 Carolina Cotton Mill Song Malvina Reynolds 3:42
122 Boraxo Malvina Reynolds 2:50
123 This World Malvina Reynolds 2:01
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